Panama’s government sees no “prospect of increasing” minimum wage

There are some 30 minimum wages in Panama and the law states that they must be reviewed every 2 years.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Panama's Minister of Labor and Workforce Development (MITRADEL) Doris Zapata Tuesday said that there is no favorable "outlook" for increasing the minimum wage in the country, a matter discussed every 2 years at a tripartite table to be held in 2021.

"Without obviating our legal and constitutional responsibility, I believe that the economic situation at this time (in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic) does not present the prospect of an increase in the minimum wage," Zapata said.

The Minister explained that this salary increase "would need to be considered" and recalled that any . . .

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